Bedford commits, excited to complement Selvie

David Bedford tells why he committed to the Bulls this weekend, when he knew USF was his school, and what teams are still recruiting him. Read on for the entire story.

It's been anticipated for a while, and this weekend it happen. 4 star JUCO defensive end David Bedford committed to the South Florida Bull's staff during his visit to Tampa.

"I knew coming in I wanted to play for USF." Said the 6'5, 240 pound pass rusher.

"I told Coach McCarney on Saturday that I was ready and he brought in coach Leavitt to meet with my mom and I."

Bedford said that the visit was more to convince his mom that USF was the place for him.

"My mom really liked Kansas State, she thought the academics there were great. But after touring the South Florida campus she was sold. She's happy I'm going to USF, happy I'm coming home."

Playing in Florida was not the reason David chose USF.

"I chose USF because of the opportunity it gives me. I'm excited about playing across from the best defensive end in college football."

In July Bedford will be eligible to enroll at USF and he says he expects to make an immediate impact.

"I always set my goals high. So my goal is to be starting this year across from George Selvie."

"I know this is D1 football now and not junior college. Its going to be a lot harder to walk-in and start. If it doesn't happen like that I'm not going to get upset. Starting is just my goal, it's good to set the bar high."

After committing to USF the interest from other schools should slow, Bedford says the opposite is happening.

"West Virginia and Kansas State are recruiting me harder now. It's actually annoying, I wish signing day was tomorrow. I'm set on going to USF, nothing is going to change my mind."

David Bedford has 21 credits to finish before he graduates, he says that is where his focus is right now. When he does enroll at USF he will have three years to play three.

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